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Nigerian author and feminist, Chimamanda Adichie speaks on being a mum and how its affected her writing

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has said that she feels sorry for men because they can’t experience the changes that comes with giving birth.

She said this during an interview with online entertainment publication, Vulture, where she spoke about how motherhood has affected her writing career. She revealed that becoming a mother opened up “a new emotional plane” that has contributed to her art positively.

“My baby happened, and it’s important to talk honestly about this, because having her changed a lot. Having a child gets in the way of writing. It does. You can’t own your time the way you used to” she said.

‘But the other thing that motherhood does and I kind of feel sorry for men that they can’t have this, is open up a new emotional plane that can feed your art” she added.

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